Cherry Blossoms & Climate Change
Will rising temperatures change the tradition of viewing cherry blossoms?
Dating & Exoticism in Japan
Does being foreign really help one date in Japan?
The Sound & the (Lack of) Fury of Japan
While we know that silence is definitely golden in Japan, there is, on the other hand, an interesting relationship to noise here.
The Great Buddha at Kamakura
This statue has seen a lot from where it sits.
Performing Western-Style Stand-up in Japanese
A new kind of comedy is being introduced into Japan, and it works surprisingly well—despite what Japanese television might have taught you about local humor!
Botan Doro: The Seductress Spirit
If you have a lover who only appears at night, you may want someone to check in on you!